MUSEUMS IN NOVI SAD
Through history, to the European Capital of Culture
Museum of Vojvodina
This is one of the largest museums of a complex type in Serbia, which in its collections preserves the invaluable cultural heritage collected in the area of Vojvodina.
The Museum of Vojvodina is an organizationally branched institution with a rich museum fund that numbers about 400,000 items. The Museum also includes two annexes: the Ethno Park "Brvnara" in Bački Jarak and the Museum Complex Kulpin.
The permanent exhibition of the Museum of Vojvodina continuously presents the eight thousand years long development of human society on today's soil of Vojvodina. On an area of 3,000 square meters, 6,000 representative exhibits from archeology, general history, art history and ethnology were presented.
Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina
The Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina in Novi Sad collects, preserves and exhibits works of art created in the second half of the 20th century on the territory of Vojvodina and the region.
This contemporary art institution has about 2,500 art paintings, sculptures, graphics and drawings. Among them are donations from contemporary artists from Vojvodina: Milan Kerc, Mileta Vitorović, Stojan Trumić, Dušan Milovanović, Zoran Petrović, Bogomil Karlavaris, Ankica Oprešnik, Boško Petrović and others.
Matica Srpska Gallery
This gallery is considered to be the richest art museum of Serbian art of recent times. It has an art fund of about 5,000 works of great importance for the Serbian history of art and culture.
Among the works owned by the gallery are the collection of Serbian and Russian icons created in the period from the 17th to the 19th century, the "Collection of the 20th century" with 29 paintings, drawings and sculptures by our renowned artists, including works by Risto Stijović, Mihailo Vukotić, Jovan Bijelić. , but also others. The gallery also owns a collection of 35 paintings by Petra Lubarda.
Although it has existed for more than 170 years, the Matica Srpska Gallery nurtures an extremely active contemporary approach to the preservation and presentation of Serbian culture and art in the world.
Recently, at the beginning of the COVID 19 pandemic, the Matica Srpska Gallery was among the first museum institutions to move to virtual space and stay with its visitors. And more than that: she launched a worldwide museum initiative, the so-called "Art Challenge", in which art lovers recreated works by famous artists at their homes!
Museum of the City of Novi Sad
The seat of the Museum at the Petrovaradin Fortress is in a building also called Mamula's Barracks, and it was built in the second half of the 18th century. There are eight departments inside.
Apart from the underground military galleries, the guests of the Museum prefer to visit the Great War Well built in the second half of the 18th century. In the event of a large siege, he could supply the entire Fortress with drinking water. The Great War Well is a masterpiece of architecture and construction and you simply have to visit it as soon as possible!
The exhibits show the development of the city from the 18th to the middle of the 20th century and illustrate the way of life and living culture of the people of Novi Sad. Visitors have the opportunity to see rich collections of furniture, silver, porcelain, glass, carpets, icons, portraits, and other items from civic Novi Sad families.
Memorial collection of Pavle Beljanski
Our famous diplomat and collector Pavle Beljanski left his people a collection of anthological works of art. This collection includes 185 works, including paintings, sculptures, tapestries and drawings. These are works by 37 authors, created in the period from the first to the seventh decade of the twentieth century, and mostly between the two wars.
At the time when Pavle Beljanski started collecting these works, their authors were young, lesser-known artists. Today, they are the most famous modernists - artists of the first half of the XX century: Jovan Bjelic, Milan Konjovic, Petar Lubarda, Petar Dobrovic, Stojan Aralica, Risto Stijovic, Ljubica Cuca Sokic, Sava Shumanovic and others.
Every year, this gallery awards the Pavle Beljanski Memorial Collection Award to a graduate student for the best graduate work in art history.
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